Want to get rid of huge even when life gets stressful or busy? All it takes is a trendy twist on a time-tested diet hack: two shakes and one sensible meal a day – done keto-style. “Keto shakes are so good. They're honestly like milkshakes,” says Florida great-grandmother Karen Lyon, 77. “I was slimming down fast, and there was nothing complicated to determine.” Down from the size 20 to a 10, “it not just worked for me, it worked better than other diets!”

Experts back her up. Because everything is pre-calculated and pre-measured, each shake meal has precisely the right mix of fat, protein, and carbs shown to make the keto diet work best. “Shakes really are a shortcut that actually optimizes your results,” insists keto advocate and mega-selling Grain Brain author David Perlmutter, M.D. More proof: University of Kentucky research shows that enjoying multiple meal replacements a day triples weight loss. No wonder keto shake devotees report sipping off as much as 19 pounds super fast!

The basic keto plan gets 70 percent of its energy, 25 percent from protein, and 5 percent from carbs. It's a food formula that shifts the body into fat-burning mode, explains Dr. Perlmutter. Works out, your body is programmed to use carbs as its main fuel – skimp on carbs, and it switches to some backup fuel called ketones. And because the body makes ketones in large part from fat kept in fat cells, university findings show keto actually speeds weight loss by 900 percent! And that is any ordinary version of a keto diet – shortcut keto shakes go to an even higher-level.

Shortcut Keto Shakes

While all keto meals are based on the same food formula, no other option hits the bull's-eye using the precision of keto shakes. “Any time you inadvertently consume a lot of carbs or perhaps an excess of dietary protein, you stimulate producing blood sugar levels, which stops manufacture of ketones and stalls progress,” notes Dr. Perlmutter. Shakes are a no-cook, no fuss way to stay in the fat-burning zone.

There's more: Yale studies have shown the less calories we eat on keto, the more deeply we dig into existing fat stores and also the more we lose. Obviously, no one wants to count or cut calories. Luckily, when we have a shake meal, we tend to consume fewer calories without struggle.

“So a lot of women tell me they're maintaining a healthy diet but can't slim down,” says University of Kentucky shake researcher James Anderson, M.D. “It's because they're consuming far more calories compared to what they realize. Meal replacements are a fast and convenient solution.” I am not saying we starve yourself, either. Studies show ketones are natural appetite suppressants, so shortcut keto shake dieters feel fully satisfied while powering off pounds. Bonus: Dr. Perlmutter says ketones come with an amazing effect on our minds that boosts focus, memory, and mood.

The Shortcut Keto Shake Plan

For speed and ease, enjoy two keto shake meals a day. Add a simple keto dinner with protein, veggies and good fat; a small low-carb snack is fine too. Prefer to become more precise? Try the disposable tracking apps at SlimFastKeto. com and CarbManager.com. Tip: Studies show prepackaged meals and snacks (just like a Quest pizza or SlimFast fat bomb) keep portions sized for fast results. Always get a doctor's okay to try any new plan.

Breakfast: Enjoy a keto shake with any keto extras you like. For instance, blitz 1 scoop shake mix with 1 cup water, 2/3 cup coconut milk and a few frozen strawberries.

Lunch: Have another shake or just fill a low-carb tortilla with ketofriendly options like bacon, avocado, meat, cheese, veggies, mayo and/or no-sugar dressing.

Snacks: Nibble celery with cheese and nuts, One to two hard-cooked eggs or a ready-made fat bomb – but only snack if you find yourself hungry between meals.

Dinner: For any tasty option to keto shakes, heat Keto Chow's meal-replacement soup with any keto extras you want, such as sausage and veggies.

Mocha Almond Milkshake

This recipe turns an ordinary meal replacement right into a luscious treat.


  • 2 cups brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 serving mocha or chocolate keto shake mix
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract